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  1. 8 points
    Forgot to show it earlier, but check out this snazzy Death Egg Disco Ball made by @Spin Attaxx for this year's Musical Spectacular badge.
  2. 7 points
    It's Sonic's birthday! To celebrate this occasion, I made a special song cover of "We Didn't Start The Fire!" Took weeks of writing, prep, getting new equipment and even buying a real cake... but for Sonic? Totally worth it! Please enjoy this symphonic journey through the blue blur's legacy!
  3. 4 points

    I did a lil' fanart for the big day:

    I did a lil' fanart for the big day:
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  5. 3 points
    So I was only recently convinced by a friend to make a topic for this, hence why it's so close to release. But as a member of this project's devteam, I'm excited to show it off to you guys: MaGMML: Episode Zero is a massive collaboration Mega Man fangame, made by the team behind the Make a Good Mega Man Level series. Taking the classic 8-bit formula and applying aspects of the X, Zero, and ZX series to it, Episode Zero is a fangame unlike any other. Set in between the first two MaGMML games, you play as Zero, Dr. Wily's ultimate creation...? He may look different from how we know him, but he's no less capable, armed with his trusty Z-Buster and Z-Saber, as well as the spreadshot Z-Burst and a myriad of elemental chips to augment his abilities. On his bizarre soul-searching journey, he'll run through over 60 different levels from over 40 creators, face off against over 80 unique bosses, and come into conflict with the mysterious Simulation Recon and Regulation Administration, or "SRARA". And if you're put off by Zero's... "avant garde" new look, you have the option of using his classic ponytailed appearance, or even a hood that makes you look mysterious! The game will be released on June 26, 2020 - three days from now! If any of you are interested and want to follow/discuss it, consider joining the official MaGMML Discord! Again, as a main developer for this project, I'm excited and proud of what we have in store for this one, and I hope you'll give it a shot if you're interested!
  6. 3 points

    Sonic Channel

    Some birthday art from the Sonic Channel Twitter
  7. 3 points
    I've been milling about that Coco design, and I figured out what I don't like about it. It's the Sonic Riders arms, they don't look right and completely mess up her proportions making her look bottom heavy. For comparison, here's what I mean by Riders arms:
  8. 2 points
    Crash’s controls in N Sane wasn’t the issue, they were redefined and improved upon to make them consistently 1:1 with Warped. The problem is that the stage design of Crash 1 in particular wasn’t fixed to accommodate that, due to being a straight remaster of the original level layout. Namely the issue was collision found on enemies being rounded and circular, as opposed to being rectangular, ala Crash 1 on PS1. This is why levels like The High Road and Slippery Climb are massive pains in N Sane.
  9. 2 points
    Well, if we take Spyro as a reference, Toys for Bob actually improved his controls in Reignited Trilogy, it's 10 times more responsive and snappier than the original. Vicarious Visions, on the other hand, didn't quite got Crash's controls / physics right. It's not unplayable, but it can be annoying to do some jumps, and the hit box (both Crash's and the enemies') is also a little unfair. So yeah, I'm trusting Toys for Bob more on this one. Also, according to the official website, Beenox is helping them too. And Beenox knows the Crash shit.
  10. 2 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I’ve re-read previous issues and am excited for issue 28 tomorrow. I do feel that the real-world virus pandemic has affected my perspective a little. Before it was a far-flung, unlikely-to-happen idea, now we’ve been living it in the real world and had lockdown since March I’m kinda ‘very much done’ with virus-related things as a result. It’s unfortunate timing but hey at least it happened almost at the end of the metal virus story rather than near the beginning.
  11. 2 points
    Chucked a MasterBall at a Shiny Dusk Form Lycanroc I found in a Raid Den. I was not letting that puppy get away.
  12. 2 points
    crash 4 will be the good burger of video games
  13. 1 point
    Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of The Sonic Stadium, Sonic Musical Spectacular is making it's grand return for the fifth year running! Originally created as an anniversary event for Sonic's 24th anniversary, the event has become a yearly tradition on SSMB, typically coinciding with the anniversary of SSMB's unofficial streaming channel - Motobug! This year however is a hugely important year for the event - not only as it arrives on the 20th anniversary of the site, but it also arrives on Motobug's 5th anniversary. This year marks five years since the original channel was created. For those of you joining the event for the first time, the Sonic Musical Spectacular is an event based around looking back at the history of Sonic's musical career - where the community comes together to make a playlist of songs from the entire series, and we air this playlist live on SSMB's unofficial streaming channel - Motobug - in a two day event. Once again, the event is being hosted by myself, and the other members of Motobug, as well as being sponsored and helped by @Strickerx5! As usual, it is important to ensure you read the OP, and understand the rules before taking part in the event! The event itself is more or less similar to how it was last year. As last year's changes to the structure of the event got positive feedback, we've decided to run with it once again this year. So this is how the event works - you can request Sonic songs and they will be added to the playlist that can be found inside of the topic OP below. This playlist is a huge playlist that will be compiled from the requests from every single member who participates in the event, and will cover more or less every game and media in Sonic's history. Nearly every game will be listed in the playlist below with three to four song slots (depending on how popular the game typically is), as well as an additional remix slot. Regular Slots - are fairly self-explanatory - they are regular versions of Sonic songs. For example - Open Your Heart, Green Light Ride, Rooftop Run (Day), etc. Remix Slots - on the other hand are a remixed version of a Sonic song, and can either be an official remix (Example - the special remix of Can You Feel the Sunshine officially released), or it can be a fan remix/cover of a song (Example - "The Worst Timeline" - Stardust Speedway Bad Future JP Remix by John Davis). As an example of how each game will be laid out: Sonic Adventure: Now, in terms of the requests - there's a slight change from last year. Everyone will receive 4 regular song requests, and 2 remix requests, making up a total of 6 requests per person. As usual, the catch to this is that you can't use multiple requests for the same game, so for example - one person cannot pick two Team Sonic Racing requests, they can only choose one. This is to keep things fair so no one can simply use all of their requests to take up the entirety of one game. As per last year's rule set as well, we will not be granting extensions to a game's song list, as we did in previous years, namely due to how much of a hassle it is to determine which games should get extensions to their song lists. Instead, we'll judge how popular the game usually is in terms of requests, and grant it the additional slots from the start. If a game's song list is filled, you're just gonna have to pick a different song from a different game. As the songs are submitted, the OP will be updated fairly consistently with the requests (Specifically - the songs section). Please keep an eye on it and check if there's available song slots for your request, or that your song request hasn't already been chosen. The next rule to discuss is linking the songs. You do not have to link the songs themselves, typing the name of the song you want is enough. The only time we might need a link is for your remix requests. However - if you choose to link the songs, please use the hyperlink option (the small chain icon at the top of the text box). Embedding a lot of videos can cause major slowdown of the site, and can even crash mobiles and tablets, and make it more difficult for myself and the mods to access the page and update the OP. Also - if linking a song - please ensure it's the non-extended version of the song. Finally - please ensure that you are linking the correct version of the song, and not parody versions. For example - SilvaGunner tracks, while they're fair game for the remix slot - they will not count as regular versions of a song, and therefore won't count for a regular song request. After all that is done and the playlist has been compiled from everyone's requests, we will be streaming the entire playlist on SSMB's Streaming Channel - Motobug https://cytu.be/r/Motobug Finally, if you create Sonic song remixes yourself, we're also bringing back the option to debut it live on Motobug during the stream. As usual, this is entirely optional, and will not be taken into account when it comes to the requests. You do not have to submit your own remixes. The last thing to mention is that as we did last year - we're splitting the actual stream into two separate days as not only is the playlist usually massive in length, but a lot of people enjoyed this change last year. So the playlist will be streamed over two days. One more thing to mention - the deadline for requests, and the air dates/times of the stream! Request Submission Deadline: July 17th 2020 Stream Airdate and Time: July 25th 2020 - July 26th 2020 - Time to be announced. As mentioned, there's a few minor changes to the event this year. These are: Everyone now has four regular song requests, and two remix requests for a total of six song requests overall. You can choose to premiere/debut a remix that you made (This is OPTIONAL) We've swapped out the Nights and Jet Set Radio categories last year for a extra length General SEGA section in celebration of SEGA's 60th anniversary. This is where the song list will be kept, and updated. Click on the spoiler tags for a specific game to check the slots, and see what's taken, and what's free. If you notice any missing games, feel free to let me know. Furthermore - SEGA General will allow submissions from any SEGA series - I.E - Yakuza, Persona, Jet Set Radio, Nights, Skies of Arcadia, etc. Some games may be lumped together, due to lack of popularity in past years. If the need arises, we'll separate them out. That said... Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Closed): Sonic The Hedgehog 3: Sonic & Knuckles: Sonic CD (JP/EU) (CLOSED): Sonic CD (US) (Closed): Master System/Game Gear: Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis/Saturn): SEGASonic the Hedgehog: Sonic Spinball/Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Sonic Jam: Sonic the Fighters: Knuckles Chaotix: Sonic R: AoStH/SatAM/Sonic X/OVA: Sonic Adventure (CLOSED): Sonic Adventure 2 (Closed): Sonic Shuffle: Sonic Advance: Sonic Advance 2: Sonic Advance 3: Sonic Battle/Pinball Party: Sonic Heroes (Closed): Sonic Mega Collection (Plus): Sonic Gems Collection: Shadow the Hedgehog (Closed): Sonic Rush: Sonic Rush Adventure: Sonic Riders: Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) (Closed): Sonic Rush Adventure: Sonic Rivals/Rivals 2/Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood: Sonic and the Secret Rings: Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (Closed): Sonic Unleashed (CLOSED): Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Series: Sonic & The Black Knight: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episodes 1 & 2: Sonic Colours (Closed): Sonic & All-Stars Racing Series: Sonic Generations (Console/PC): Sonic Generations (3DS): Sonic Lost World: Sonic Jump/Dash/Speed Battle: Sonic Boom (Series): Sonic Runners: Sonic Mania (Closed): Sonic Forces (Closed): Team Sonic Racing (Closed): Sonic the Hedgehog (2020): Fan Made Sonic Games: Super Smash Brothers (Series): SEGA General: As with previous years - if you've created your own remix of a Sonic song, you can let us know and we'll premiere it live on Motobug. As stated before - this is purely optional, and not mandatory. With this being our 5th anniversary of the event, as well as this being the 20th anniversary of The Sonic Stadium, we made a very special badge for this year! Everyone who participates in the event will receive it! - The Disco Egg - Used your requests for Sonic Musical Spectacular 5! As with previous years, there's a set of rules for the event. The most important of which being this from past years: And as usual, the standard Motobug rules apply: And finally, rules specifically for the event: This will be updated as questions are asked throughout the event. As usual, I hope you'll consider joining us for the event this year and taking part in it. As I said above, in the previous four years, it's gotten a lot of positive feedback as a fun Summer event, and everyone having fun listening to the playlist that SSMB created together as a community. Due to the big celebrations this year (Both TSS's 20th anniversary, and Motobug's 5th anniversary), myself, Strick, and all of the Motobug staff have been working extremely hard to get this event up and running this year, and as it usually is, it was a massive team effort to pull it off. If you've got any questions or need clarification about the event, feel free to ask and I'll get back to you ASAP. Q. Can songs from Sonic at the Olympic Games be requested? A. Yes - it'll count under the Mario & Sonic Olympic Series. Q. Do I need to use all my requests at once? A. No - you don't need to use all of your requests at once. You can make a post later when you decide what you want in those requests if you don't use them at once. Q. Does covers count as remixes? A. Depends on the context. If the cover is an official version of a song that was originally written by the band covering it (I.E - Zebrahead's His World, Cashell's Un-Gravitify - it counts as an official song and therefore must be requested via a regular song request. If it's a cover long after the original by a different artist, but official - then it counts as a remix (I.E - Tee Lope's remix of Can You Feel the Sunshine). If it's a fan-made cover, it falls into a remix slot. Event Coordinator: @Ryannumber1gamer Mod Sponsor: @Strickerx5 Art (Logo, Banners, Badge): @DanJ86 @Spin Attaxx Stream: @Polkadi~☆ Motobug Staff: Special Thanks to @Chris for approving the event! You for taking part!
  14. 1 point
    That Sonic cartoon pitch is actually pretty nice sounding, but I know a lot of purists who aren't about that life.
  15. 1 point
    Yeah, this is a separate project from MaGMML3 and MaGMML1R. I think we intended it to be part of the latter at first, but split it off after that game had a longer than expected development period. Progress on MaGMML3 has been pretty slow for a few reasons, such as the sheer volume of levels to be judged (there were like 185 submissions), and medical problems on the part of one of the judges, but levels are still slowly but surely being judged. In fact, at least one judge has finalised their scores by now.
  16. 1 point
    I hope everyone else is doing well during these very trying times.
  17. 1 point
    I'm at work right now so I can't link the songs on my phone but I absolutely will when I get home and update the post. For now though. Song 1: Sonic Lost World - The Deadly Six Theme (Violin Ver.) Song 2: Team Sonic Racing - Boo's House Song 3: Sonic Heroes - Hang Castle Song 4: Shadow the Hedgehog - All Hail Shadow Remix 1: Sonic Unleashed - Eurobeat Brony - Discord (Egg Dragoon Remix) I've updated the post. Thank you for waiting @Ryannumber1gamer
  18. 1 point
    That time again. Here's my list: 1. Exercise Mode - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 2. Dragon Dance - Sonic Lost World 3. Mean Bean Machine - Sonic Mania 4. The Untrained Demon King Legend - Puyo Puyo Fever (SEGA General) Remix 1. Robotnik Drops The Pingas - AoSTH Remix 2. The Battle for Infinite Reality - Sonic Forces
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    Spin Attaxx

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  21. 1 point
    1. egg gate - sonic forces 2. rooftop run day - sonic unleashed 3. combat night ATS version - sonic: after the sequel 4. maze of life - persona Q: shadow of the labyrinth remix 1. splash canyon ashzone remix - sonic riders remix 2. grand metropolis - mario & sonic at the london 2012 olympic games always love these events. looking forward to it!
  22. 1 point
    So quick reminder for everyone that I want to stress, keep videos out of the thread. Failure to do this will result in general thread slowdown and an inability for some to even navigate it. Please keep your post to a simple text and/or hyperlink format. Otherwise, the same general forum rules (outside of the list one of course) apply here so please keep it respectful and let’s have some fun!
  23. 1 point
    Okay, in that case: BMX-Sonic at the Olympic Games Chemical Plant Act 2 (Mania) Battle with Infinite First Bout (Forces) Planet Wisp Act 1 (Colors) Remix 1: Frozen Junkyard (Gilvasunner rip) Remix 2: Crisis City Remix (GlitchXCity)
  24. 1 point
    Here's my list! . Dance! (Persona 4: Dancing All Night) . Fighting Onward (Sonic Forces) . Seaside Hill (Sonic Heroes) . Windmill Isle: Day (Sonic Unleashed) . Remix: 16 Bit Magic (Sonic 2) . Remix: Silvagunner's Rooftop Run (Sonic Generations)
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    *Vs. Dante (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne) *Vs. Egg Dragoon (Sonic Unleashed) *Rusty Ruin Zone Act 2 (Sonic 3D Blast Saturn) *Virtual Reality/Supporting Me (Sonic Forces) *Spring Yard Zone Silvagunner remix (Sonic 1) *Press Garden James Landino remix (Sonic Mania) I'm not 100% sure i'll be able to be present this year, but i wanted to put my picks just in case. Please advice if an entry is not valid.
  27. 1 point
    That was pretty much what I expected (if a bit short?), and I think it was.. fine for what it was. Interested in the Neo Geo ports (if M2's on them I could actually see them pulling some strings for Pocket Adventure...) and Bloodstained CotM 2 was a nice surprise.
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  29. 1 point
    Reminder for fans watching the New Game + Expo showcase today hoping for possible Sonic news: Lower your expectations on anything Sonic related today. While Sonic news could possibly happen, there is a much more likely chance that we’ll get nothing. Especially since In more recent years, Sonic news has been announced in their own Sonic centric events separated from Sega’s and the fact that the stream is on the same day as Sonic’s birthday pretty much means nothing as Sega didn’t choose the date. As I stated, it is possible that we’ll get something and I don’t want to come off as a party pooper, but there is absolutely no guarantee that we’ll get any Sonic news and it’s more likely that we don’t and that Sega will be talking about their other IPs as well as Atlus’ Instead (especially given that Atlus is right besides Sega on the listing.)
  30. 1 point
    I love it! Big Billy Joel fan, can always go for a We Didn't Start The Fire parody. I think my favorite part was shift rock yeah.
  31. 1 point
    happy birthday to the badniks that built scrap brain zone
  32. 1 point
    I trust this team more than anything Sonic has ever produced...
  33. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I am also seeing a lot of positivity towards the comic in fandom, including from more causal fans, and "people making IDW Sonic should be writing the games" is certainly a common sentiment. I am really enjoying current arc, very emotional and impactful, and even if the ending doesn't live up, I don't think it's going to ruin anything for me. The nature of the arc didn't allow for much tonal variety but that makes me all the more hyped for what comes next; I tried to ignore solicits and covers but it seems, whether we are jumping straight into the next arc or getting one or two "filler" stories, Evan Stanley's first issues are going to be more lighthearted and shenanigans focused.
  34. 1 point
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SONIC! (I hope we some game news today)
  35. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    I think everyone including the folks who worked on it, are kind of wanting it to wrap up. Covid extended it a lot farther than it meant to go on. And you get the feeling from Ian that he kind of wants to move on too. I personally get the feeling that Ian may have run into his old nemesis editor with idea, and I have strong feeling that we will find out after the fact the arc was not supposed to be as long as it was
  36. 1 point
    This is absolutely amazing, you really nailed the references and put them in a really really nice flow. I really loved it, is so fun. Thorndyke on fire being my favorite for reasons.
  37. 1 point
    Nina is apparently in the new Crash mobile game. I hope she appears in Crash 4 too!
  38. 1 point
    Oh you just know how this was taken by the zealot ND defenders. Even Jeff ended up responding to this basically missing the whole point of the video to immediately defend himself, when he wasn’t even being attacked by Jim here. His tweet was used to springboard into a broader topic, about the relationship between game journalists and game developers, and AAA games and their heightened perception as “Quality art” likened to Oscar winning films, and he, and people that are tired about hearing about how shitty the AAA industry is looked at a fraction of the video that simply lightheartedly acknowledged Jeff’s ridiculous comparison, and went “wooow that’s low even for you, I’m unsubbing take that”
  39. 1 point

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really looking forward to issue #28 tomorrow. I've enjoyed the IDW run so much, and it'll be great for it to hopefully be back up and running. Although honestly, I am also slightly keen for this virus arc to wrap up too, and for the book to move on. Excited for the end of the arc, but also excited for how things will journey past it, especially when Evan Stanley gets a stronger influence on things.
  40. 1 point
    You know, I'm very terrified I'm going to wake up tomorrow and forget is Sonic birthday. If anyone replies this I'll receive a notify and remember. But yeah... I'm kinda bad for fearing of forgetting such "important" date. Like, I'm not sure if the series is really uninteresting with no games on the horizon or simply I became a jerk to the past me and lost such interest in the franchise.
  41. 1 point
    People around me make note of it, my sister likes making fun of it, but now that I look in the mirror... I have a full free-standing ahoge hair. What kind of miserable anime character am I...
  42. 1 point
    There are a few interesting things to be noted in these gameplays. The return of gem routes for example. I believe a dev confirmed that this game will have more gems than usual and getting the clear gem still requires you to break EVERY crate in the level.
  43. 1 point
    Crash himself arguably looks better than ever. I love how he looked in N Sane, I love how he looks here. I do think Coco and Cortex look a bit better in N Sane, but whatevs, nothing wrong with Toys For Bob painting things with their own brush.
  44. 1 point
    Level design and music on point.
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  46. 1 point
    Out of nowhere. Rayman Redemption is a complete fanmade remake of the original Rayman with a plethora of new features. Among other things it includes the ability to increase max health after collecting certain amounts of Electoons and a casual mode in which you have infinite lives. There's also some new bonus levels to discover. Rayman 1 is the only main game in the series I'm not super familiar with; this looks like just the modernized update it needed for me to finally try it out. Grab it from Game Jolt before Ubi's lawyer hyenas take it down or something. https://gamejolt.com/games/raymanredemption/340532
  47. 1 point
    I’ll give Activision this, at least they aren’t pulling a Randy Pitchford at the leaks and resorting to outrage and whining about “shoddy journalism” because they weren’t able to reveal something in the planned way they were wanting. They’re just rolling with the punches and adapting
  48. 1 point
    Chili Dawg

    Sonic 30th predictions

    I for one, am feeling a bit frustrated at the fact that it seems every Sonic game from now till the end of the time is going to be a big anniversary blowout, every five years... Now if Sonic games are gonna take longer to make, that's fine, I'm not asking them to rush them out sooner than they should, that's the last thing I want. But if Sonic game releases are only ever going to fall on/around "important" milestone years... please stop caring about anniversaries. In the last decade we had, depending on how one categorizes Mania, 3 or 4 mainline Sonic games. One of those games is not based around revisiting old content from the franchise's storied past. I want the franchise to continue building a storied future, not celebrate Green Hill again and again every five years.
  49. 1 point

    Sonic Forces Reviews Thread

    The one positive review I found mentions "turning your brain off". So.. we just have to not think about it too hard?
  50. 1 point

    Sonic Forces Reviews Thread

    For better or worse, a good portion of the fanbase prioritize the lore and setting over the game. It's been a thing since Adventure started to emphasize those elements more.
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